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The Old City, Aleppo: 8 reviews and 19 photos

  Unattractive architecture in "modern" Aleppo
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      Unattractive architecture in "modern" Aleppo
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      Just outside Bab Antakya
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Aleppo's population growth in the past century has necessitated rapid expansion beyond its traditional boundaries. The modern city of Aleppo sprawls as far as the horizon and is home to approximately 3 million people. Apart from driving through the modern city, I saw very little of it. However, it was enough to notice that it suffered from the same problems that plague other rapidly expanding developing-world cities, such as pollution, congestion and overcrowding.

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  • Updated Aug 9, 2007
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